From the time I started out as a violin maker in 1985, I have kept a paper record of names, addresses and telephone numbers of customers and potential customers, as well as where we met and what type of instrument people play. Email addresses are now part of that list. I have always endeavoured to conduct my life, and my work, in an honourable, honest, appropriate and respectful manner. Part of that has been, and continues to be, treating other people’s instruments and their information appropriately, carefully, and not giving any such information to anyone else.
By using my website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
While using my site, it may ask you to provide information to contact you or identify you. This is so I can contact you with my newsletter, or on occasion, other promotional material. You can opt out of receiving any of these communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link or following instructions provided in any email.
My website also collects ‘usage data’, such as your computer’s IP address, type of browser, when your looked at my site and how long you stayed on a particular page, as well as unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data. Usage data is used to analyse how my site is being used. This is usually kept for less time than personal data, except when the data is used to improve security or the functionality of the site, or if by law I am required to keep this data for a longer length of time.
Cookies [and similar tracking technologies] track the activity on my site. A cookie is a file which is sent to your browser from a website and is stored on your computer or other device. It may include an anonymous unique identifier.
You can stop the use of all cookies or get your browser to say when a cookie is being sent. If you decide not to accept cookies, some of my site will not be available to you.
Any data you submit is transferred to the United Kingdom, where it is processed. If you live outside the UK, the data protection laws may be different from where you live.
I aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to change, correct, delete, or limit the use of your own personal information. You can update your personal data within your account settings section, or you can contact me to make the changes. If you would like to know what personal data I hold, please contact me.
In certain circumstances, you are entitled to access and receive a copy of the personal data I hold, correct any inaccuracies, or request its deletion. You can request a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic format so that you can manage and move it. You may need to prove your identity before I respond to any such request.
Since computers aren’t my area of expertise, I may employ a third-party company or individual to assist with, provide or analyse my internet service on my behalf. Access any third party has to your personal data is limited to what is necessary to perform these tasks. They are not allowed to use it for anything else or to pass it on.
Although I will try to keep your data secure, transferring information over the internet or storing it electronically is never completely secure. Therefore, I cannot make an absolute guarantee as to its security.
I may be required to disclose your personal data when requested by a public authority, to comply with a legal obligation, to protect my rights or property, to protect against legal liability, to prevent or investigate possible misconduct in connection with my website, or to protect the public or the personal safety of users of this website.
You can unsubscribe from my newsletter via the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every newsletter. You can change your preferences using the link at the bottom of every newsletter. You can also write to us at any time and ask us to completely ‘forget’ any information Mailchimp holds in connection with you. Write to me at [email protected]
Google Analytics analyses web activity. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.
You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950
To opt-out from Facebook’s interest-based ads follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt-out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.
For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook’s Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation